Brian Chee is a general partner in our Seattle office. He joined Polaris in August 1996. Brian focuses on investment opportunities in healthcare, medical technology, and consumer products.
Experience: Prior to becoming an investor, Brian gained significant experience in business operations and leadership. Brian is a decorated veteran, having served as Captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers. His service included the command of combat engineer soldiers during the Gulf War. As platoon leader, Brian was awarded the Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for successfully completing missions while encountering enemy fire on the front lines. He also worked at Baxter International, a global leader delivering medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology to healthcare professionals.
Boards: Brian represents Polaris on the boards of directors of Apnex Medical, Archus Orthopedics, Ascend Health, Asthmatx, Botanical Laboratories, BridgePoint Medical, Cardiac Concepts, Free & Clear, Transoma, UltraShape, and Ultreo.
Education: Brian holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
|Jun, 2016||US HealthVest||$50M / Series B||Polaris Partners|
|Dec, 2014||First Opinion, Inc.||$6M / Series A (Lead)||Polaris Partners|
|Jan, 2014||Suneva Medical||$15M / Debt Financing||Polaris Partners|
|Jan, 2014||Suneva Medical||$20M / Series B (Lead)||Polaris Partners|
|Mar, 2013||US HealthVest||$36M / Series A (Lead)||Polaris Partners|
|Feb, 2012||Apnex Medical||$20M / Series C||Polaris Partners|
|Mar, 2011||BridgePoint Medical||$9.1M / Series C||Polaris Partners|
|Aug, 2010||Respicardia||$27M / Series C||Polaris Partners|
|Jan, 2010||Free & Clear||$10M / Venture||Polaris Partners|
|Dec, 2009||Apnex Medical||$14M / Series B||Polaris Partners|
|Oct, 2008||Respicardia||$21M / Series B||Polaris Partners|
|Jan, 2007||BridgePoint Medical||$10M / Series B||Polaris Partners|
|Aug, 2003||Archus Orthopedics||$18M / Series B (Lead)||Polaris Partners|
|Feb, 2002||Data Sciences International||$12M / Series A (Lead)||Polaris Partners|
|Mar 17, 2015||PRWeb Sitemap - Polaris Partners Augments Investment Team, Promoting Paulina Hill and Hiring Dan Lombard|
|Dec 19, 2014||Tech Cocktail - First Opinion is Eliminating Unnecessary Doctor Visits|
|Dec 18, 2014||TechCrunch - First Opinion Raises $6 Million In Series A From Polaris Partners To Help You Text Your Doctor|
|Jun 18, 2014||TechCrunch - Polaris Partners Grows Out West, Adding Ex-oDesk Chief Gary Swart|
|Jan 9, 2014||FinSMEs - FinSMEs|
|Sep 29, 2011||Xconomy - The Polaris Express: Dogpatch Labs Says Goodbye Pier 38, Hello Palo Alto and Dublin|
|Jun 1, 2011||Xconomy - With California Deals Heating Up, Polaris Venture Partners to Open Palo Alto Office|
|Mar 11, 2011||eWeek - Japan Earthquake Sends Pacific Tsunami Warning Data Network into Action|